Gov. Scott Announces $5 Billion Over 20 Years to Restore the Everglades

On January 27, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Also Proposes Additional $150 Million for Land Acquisition and Management to Help Protect the Florida Panther Today, Governor Rick Scott proposed a dedicated source of revenue that will provide more than $5 billion for Everglades restoration over the next 20 years as part of his 2015-2016 “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” budget.  If passed by the Legislature, […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Adds 728,500 Private-Sector Jobs in Four Years

On January 23, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.6 Percent  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses added 11,500 private-sector jobs in December 2014. The number of private-sector jobs added statewide in November 2014 was also revised up to 39,900 new jobs, 1,300 more jobs than reported last month. Since December 2010, Florida has added […]

Governor Scott Announces Proposed $470 Million in Cell Phone and TV Tax Cuts – Average Savings of More Than $40 Per Family

On January 20, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Orlando, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced his proposal to cut $470 million in state cell phone and TV taxes that Florida families and businesses pay.  An average family spending $100 a month on cell phone and cable services will save about $43 annually. The Governor’s proposed $470 million cell phone and TV tax […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF KELLSTROM DEFENSE IN MIRAMAR

On January 16, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Company to create 20 new jobs and make a capital investment of $5.9 million  MIRAMAR, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc., a Merex Group company, will expand its South Florida operations to the IDI Corporate Park in Miramar. The expansion will create 20 new jobs, in addition to retaining 106 […]

Governor Rick Scott Announces Proposed $100 Million for Florida Charter Schools in the “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” Budget

On January 15, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

 Governor Rick Scott announced today $100 million in proposed funding for fixed capital outlay for Florida charter schools as part of the Governor’s proposed 2015-2016 “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” budget. The Governor made the announcement at Slam! Sports Leadership and Management Charter School in Miami. This funding will go towards improving facilities in charter schools across […]

Gov. Rick Scott Presents Champion of Service Awards

On January 13, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – During today’s Florida Cabinet meeting, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded six Floridians with the Champion of Service Award, Florida’s only statewide volunteer recognition.  Governor Scott said, “Today’s Champion of Service recipients serve Florida’s children, the elderly, and students with the upmost compassion and dedication. I applaud them […]

Gov. Scott Presents Shine Awards to Nine Reading and English Educators

On January 13, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –During today’s Cabinet meeting, Governor Rick Scott recognized nine outstanding educators for their contributions to education with the Governor’s Shine Awards.  Governor Rick Scott said, “This week, as a part of our 2015-2016 “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” budget, we announced a record level proposal of K-12 funding for Florida’s public schools. The budget highlighted […]